2013 Women in Comedy Festival

5th Annual Women in Comedy Festival

The Mom Showcase! Nick's Comedy Stop 8pm, 3/23/2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

8:00 pm at Nick's Comedy Stop

Stand-up Comedy

Hosted by:  Bethany van Delft

Featuring: 
Jessie Baade
Margie Mintz
Andrea Henry
Deb Farrar-Parkman
Chrissy Kelleher
Erika Kreutziger
Jane Condon
Dena Blizzard

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Bethany Van Delft

Bethany Van Delft has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and can be seen on Nick Mom "Night Out", and Season 2 of "Stand Up in Stilettos".

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Jessie Baade

Jessie Baade is a Catskill native living in the Boston area. She tried to be a middle aged. It didn't work out.

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Margie Mintz

Margie lives in LA with her husband, baby son and five-year-old dog. Her comedy is true, personal stories that people either relate to or say “I’m so glad I’m not her.

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Andrea Henry

Andrea Henry loves telling jokes and making short funny films.

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Deb Farrar-Parkman

An Emmy Award winning producer, Deb is the co-founder of ColorStruck: Women of Color in Comedy. She performs nationally, in festivals and in the Merry Wives of Comedy.

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Dena Blizzard- One Funny Mother

Dena Blizzard is One Funny Mother. Her hilarious take on marriage and motherhood has entertained audiences across the country.

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Erika Kreutziger

Erika is a Boston-based stand up comic. She is thrilled to be a part of the WICF this year!

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Jane Condon

Raised in Brockton, Mass. ("but I'm not gonna hurt cha!"), comedian and mom Jane Condon has appeared on "Last Comic Standing," "The View," and "The Today Show."

Stand-Up Comedy at The Comedy Studio 8pm, 3/23/2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

8:00 pm at The Comedy Studio

Hosted by: Ken Reid

Featuring: 
Dena Blizzard
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
Joleen Lunzer
Jono Zalay
Kendra Cunningham
Lillian DeVane
Linda Aarons
Linda Stogner
Mary Radzinski

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Dena Blizzard- One Funny Mother

Dena Blizzard is One Funny Mother. Her hilarious take on marriage and motherhood has entertained audiences across the country.

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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya is a stand-up comic, storyteller, and TV host. She is a frequent storyteller on NPR’s “Snap Judgment.” She was a semifinalist in the Boston Comedy Festival in September.

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Joleen Lunzer

Joleen Lunzer is a Minneapolis-based comedian. Jolen's comedy is a mixture of her “Minnesota Nice” upbringing, love of story telling and sardonic wit.

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Jono Zalay

In a time of ancient gods, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. He was Jono Zalay, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. His courage would change the world.

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Kendra Cunningham

Kendra shares her comedic point of views and stories through stand up, comedic writing, and filmmaking. www.kendracunningham.com www.blondelogicblog.com twitter@kendracomedy

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Lillian DeVane

Erryday I'm LOL

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Linda Aarons

Linda Aaron’s quiet demeanor is a perfect set-up to her smart punchlines!

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Linda Stogner

Linda Stogner is an Emmy award winning stand-up comic & filmmaker, a finalist in 2012 Funniest Comic in Texas, has appeared on PBS & was a finalist in Las Vegas Comedy Fest.

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Mary Radzinski

Mary draws her material from the everyday as a single girl in Philly. With a unique perspective and laid back, deliberate style, her comedy is the personification of a wink.

Improv & Musical Comedy at Improv Asylum 10pm, 3/22/13

Friday, March 22, 2013

10:00 pm at Improv Asylum

Scripted and Improvised Musical Acts

Featuring: 
Marilyn Summers
Hidden Falls
North Coast
 

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Marilyn Summers

Marilyn Summers, jazz enthusiast and part-time sorceress, performs 90's hits interwoven with dead husband stories. Come for the music, stay for the haunted shoes.

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Hidden Falls: Sing Out, Sister!

Just for tonight, the strong and invincible ladies of Hidden Falls, Boston's premiere musical improv troupe, create a completely improvised musical right before your eyes!

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North Coast

Watch as New York’s premier freestyle rapping, beatboxing, long-form improv team performs a fully improvised “hip-hopera” right in front of your very eyes.

Improv & Sketch Comedy with Rebecca Sohn, Geoff Ross, Somebody's in the Doghouse, & Adrianne Frost

Friday, March 22, 2013

8:00 pm at Improv Asylum

Improv & Sketch Comedy

Hosted by: Leah Gotcsik and Marty Johnson (from Somebody's in the Dog House)

Featuring: Second City's Rebecca Sohn, Geoff Ross's one-man show, sketch comedy from award-winning duo Somebody's in the Dog House, and Adrianne Frost's one-woman character improv show "Be".

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Rebecca Sohn in The Live Bex Show

Rebecca Sohn’s hilarious new sketch show directed by Rich Sohn. "Exceptionally clever", "Confident and nimble", "Kind of batty", "Ace improviser", "Profound discomfort"!

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Geoff Ross

Geoff Ross brings one character to life who will always be remembered by being so terribly, terribly wrong about everything.

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Somebody's in the Doghouse

Doghouse is sketch comedy from Leah Gotcsik and Marty Johnson. Since 2003, they've performed all over the country and written funny stuff for TV, film, and theater.

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Be

"be" is a one-woman improvised character show, performed by NYC actress and writer Adrianne Frost.

Musical Comedy Hosted by Niki Luparelli with MC Mr. Napkins, Velveeta, Cocoon Central Dance Team, & Rogue Burlesque

Friday, March 22, 2013

7:30 pm at Oberon

Hosted by: Niki Luparelli

Featuring:  Zach Sherwin, Velveeta, Cocoon Central Dance Team and Rogue Burlesque

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Zach Sherwin aka MC Napkins

Zach Sherwin, aka MC MR. NAPKINS, is a comedian and a rapper. Now based in Los Angeles, he plays live shows all over the country and posts videos at youtube.com/mcmrnapkins.

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Niki Luparelli

One half of the Steamy Bohemians, who hosted a WICF show the very first year, Niki Luparelli's act combines stand-up, music, hula hooping, and boobie magic.

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Velveeta

Mixing saucy dance moves with sassy lyrics (not to mention outfits that put the “attire” in satire,) Velveeta is a pop parodista who is pa-ready to blow your minds!

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COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM: The Recital

Remember when you and your cousins made up that dance to Mariah Carey's "Fantasy" at Uncle Stanley's barbecue? COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM is exactly like that but it's 2013.

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WICF Goes Rogue...with Rogue Burlesque!

Rogue Burlesque brings brilliant bawdiness and slapstick striptease back to WICF! The notorious Liz Fang emcees this ribald evening of comedy at its skimpiest!

Stand-Up Comedy at Charles Playhouse 8:30pm, 3/22/2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

8:30 pm at Charles Playhouse

Hosted by: Lillian DeVane

Featuring:

Carley McMenoman
Charlene Mae
Crystal Ward
Eloisa Bravo
Deb Farrar-Parkman
Jen Seaman
Lane Moore
Kristin Seltman
Leah Dubie



 

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Lillian DeVane

Erryday I'm LOL

Kristin Seltman

The stand up comedy stylings of Kristin Seltman

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Carly McMenoman

The nicest naughty girl you'll ever meet!

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Charlene Mae

From CBS's Rules of Engagement

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Crystal Ward

This Former Police Officer would rather makem laugh than lockem up

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Eloisa Bravo

Crazy comedy is her thing! Eloisa is a spicy Venezuelan that addresses the urban issues of a single woman.

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Deb Farrar-Parkman

An Emmy Award winning producer, Deb is the co-founder of ColorStruck: Women of Color in Comedy. She performs nationally, in festivals and in the Merry Wives of Comedy.

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Jen Seaman

Was a judge favorite on America’s Got Talent. She's performed in a variety of festivals: Bumberhoot, She-Devil Comedy Festival & Seattle International Comedy Competition.

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Lane Moore

Lane Moore is a comedian and writer for The Onion, truTV, VH1, Ms., Feministing, and WitStream, former editor for Jezebel, and a regular on VH1 talking head shows.

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Leah Dubie

Leah Dubie is a stand up comedian with great triceps. In 2012, Leah moved to Los Angeles, advanced to the a semi finals of the Boston Comedy Festival and buried two cats.

Stand-Up Comedy at Nick's Comedy Stop 8pm, 3/22/2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

8:00 pm at Nick's Comedy Stop

Hosted by: Dana Jay Bein

Featuring: 

Kate Ghiloni
Amanda Day
Bobbie Oliver
Valerie Jean Garduno
Julie Kitayama
Christie Walsh
Margie Mintz
Joleeen Lunzer
Mary Radzinski
 

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Dana Jay Bein

Dana Jay Bein has been performing stand up, improv and sketch comedy for over ten years.

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Amanda Day

Torontonian Amanda Day's smart, silly, and very dirty comedy stylings will keep you laughing. She has opened for Maria Bamford, Jason Rouse, and Craig Gass.

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Kate Ghiloni

Kate Ghiloni is a stand-up comic and writer in real life and on Twitter: @kateghiloni.

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Bobbie Oliver

Bobbie Oliver is a 20-year comedy veteran who has appeared on ABC, The Style Network and TNN. The New York Post recently called her one of the best comics in America.

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Valerie Jean Garduno

Proud owner of a Jack Russel Terrier. VJG is an Iowa-born and Colorado-raised, stand-up comedian, who splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles.

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Christie Walsh

Christie Walsh is a stand-up comedian and writer. Her blog Attackofthe6FootWoman.com is the home of her feminist rants and pop-culture obsessions.

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Julie Kitayama

Julie will weave her way into your heart and tickle your funny bone with a razor sharp wit, clever observations and charm.

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Margie Mintz

Margie lives in LA with her husband, baby son and five-year-old dog. Her comedy is true, personal stories that people either relate to or say “I’m so glad I’m not her.

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Joleen Lunzer

Joleen Lunzer is a Minneapolis-based comedian. Jolen's comedy is a mixture of her “Minnesota Nice” upbringing, love of story telling and sardonic wit.

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Mary Radzinski

Mary draws her material from the everyday as a single girl in Philly. With a unique perspective and laid back, deliberate style, her comedy is the personification of a wink.

Stand-Up Comedy at The Comedy Studio 8pm, 3/22/2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

8:00 pm at The Comedy Studio

Stand-Up Comedy

Hosted by: Erin Judge

Featuring: Jenny Zigrino, Chelsea Shorte, Veronica Elizabeth, Chris Doucette, Dana Cairns, Heather Snow, Jennifer Myszkowski, Langston Kerman

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Erin Judge

Erin Judge is a comedian and writer living in New York. Her first comedy album, "So Many Choices," is available through Rooftop Comedy. Visit www.erinjudge.com for more!

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Jenny Zigrino

Jenny Zigrino is a tidal wave of weird, witty, and wonderful comedy.

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Chelsea Shorte

Since taking the stage as a standup in early 2011, as a way to stave off the boredom of being a beautiful twenty-something, Chelsea has flourished in the DC comedy scene.

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Veronica Elizabeth

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, gay New York-based comedian Veronica Elizabeth muses on life and love in the big city. As seen from the historic Stonewall Inn!

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Chris Doucette

Chris Doucette is a stand-up comedian. He has written for Jane Lynch, he won a comedy festival in Chicago, and he performs for colleges all over the country. He's dangerous.

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dana cairns

Dana speaks into a microphone sometimes to entertain people, but usually just to try to fill the empty void in her soul.

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Heather Snow

Heather Snow hails from Denver, CO and uses humor about her life experiences to help you feel better about yours.

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Jennifer Myszkowski

Jennifer Myszkowski is a stand-up comic who has been forcing laughter on the good people of the northeast region for more than 10 years.

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Langston Kerman

Langston Kerman is a stand-up comedian, originally from Chicago. He is successful enough to write his own bios. He is very funny. He's not just saying that.

Beards and Broads Stand up with Matt Kona at Club Passim 10pm, 3/21/2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

10:00 pm at Club Passim

Boston Comedy Regular Matt Kona hosts an eclectic group of talented standup comics from all over the country in a special showcase show.

Hosted by: Matt Kona

Featuring:  Becca Trabin, Adam Straus, Anna Phillips, Christine An, Elahe Izadi, Esther Nevarez, Julee Antonellis, Kayla Avery, Lindsay Gonzales, Heather Snow

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Beards and Broads with Matt Kona

Matt Kona hosts a diverse lineup of funny standup comedians of both genders doing both broad humor, and specific. Two genders! Some facial hair may apply.

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Becca Trabin

Becca rants and raves about this and that and throws in a few one-liners.

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Adam Strauss

Adam Strauss’s comedy has been called many things, mostly adjectives. His monologue Varieties of Religious Experience recently premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips performs stand up comedy. It will be funny. That is not open to discussion.

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Christine An

Christine An, a thoughtful and sensitive and Korean young person, tells jokes about the human condition. Unintentional irony, poignancy, and lists abound.

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Elahe Izadi

Elahe Izadi is a D.C.-based standup comic and political journalist. She grew up in rural Maryland and is the daughter of Iranian immigrants who own an Italian restaurant.

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Kayla Avery

Kayla tells Jokes!

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Lindsay Gonzales

Lindsay Gonzales has had a lifetime of incredible adventures and egregious encounters with outrageous eccentrics. Her comedy a series of witty repartee, rejoinders and retorts

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Julee Antonellis

JULEE ANTONELLIS is a unique force in Boston’s comedy community, taking many of the characters she's created to stages from Los Angeles to London.

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Esther Nevarez

Esther Nevarez has performed in clubs all around the Detroit area. You can also catch her as part of the hilarious and lovely Laugh Riot Dolls.

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Heather Snow

Heather Snow hails from Denver, CO and uses humor about her life experiences to help you feel better about yours.

Stand-Up Comedy at Club Passim 7pm, 3/21/2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

7:00 pm at Club Passim

Hosted by: Kate Ghiloni

Featuring: 

Becky Bays
Regina DeCicco
Chelsea Shorte
Wes Hazard
Ed Kopesky
Elyse Martin
Erin Cyr
Kate Nee
Raj Sivaraman

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Kate Ghiloni

Kate Ghiloni is a stand-up comic and writer in real life and on Twitter: @kateghiloni.

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Becky Bays

In addition to having the best name in show business, Becky Bays has an acerbic comedic style comprised of quirky observations of life that are not only funny, but dead on.

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Chelsea Shorte

Since taking the stage as a standup in early 2011, as a way to stave off the boredom of being a beautiful twenty-something, Chelsea has flourished in the DC comedy scene.

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Wes Hazard

Wes Hazard is extremely happy to have the chance to make you laugh. Slinging jokes with wit, honesty, and energy is what he does and what he loves. Try him, you'll like him.

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Ed Kopesky

Ed Kopesky is a stand-up comedian from the Boston area. He is also an engineer with a degree from MIT, so he hopes the WICF will help him understand women, at least a little.

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Elyse Martin

Elyse Martin is Los Angeles based Comedian and babysitter.

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Kate Nee

Kate Nee has been a regular on the Boston Comedy scene for years. She connects with people through her relatable experiences as a cynical outlook.

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Raj Sivaraman

Raj uses his unique perspective to highlight the quirks of American imperialism, the existentialist nature of nachos, and why scones are terrible.

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Regina DeCicco

Regina's comedic voice is in fact her voice! She never thought anything of her deep, raspy sound until other comics pointed it out, and now it's her calling card!

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